Monday, March 7, 2011

Chambray is the updated material of choice for lads tired of denim and khaki. This chambray ivy shape with striped fabric side detailing is one of the new hat sellers for spring 2011. Photograph by KOITZ, model Cameron.
The earliest recording of the Callanan family hat-making operation is on the North Main Street in Cork City, Ireland in 1809. Fashion has changed in the past 200 years but stylish hats have not.

Stylish Living and Casual Luxury

Stylish Living and Casual Luxury, define John Callanan Legacy.

Quality materials, hand craftsmanship, couture styling and affordablity are hallmarks of Callanan Legacy.
Legacy; gift, bequest by will; special keepsakes handed down from generation to generation;luxury items that we never truly own but are caretakers of for the next generation.
Callanan hat making has a very long lineage; even the family coat of arms features a helmet festooned with plumes. The first John Callanan hat manufacturer on record is found in Holden's Triennial Directory of Cork City, Ireland in 1809. He had an establishment on the North Main Street. The current John Callanan was born in Cork City  and currently resides in New York City.